The water supply system for the Sheridan area is jointly operated by the Sheridan Area Water
System Joint Powers Board (SAWSJPB) and the city of Sheridan. Water is diverted by the City of
Sheridan and then conveyed to treatment facilities for the SAWSJPB and the City. During peak
demand or when turbid water conditions exist the diversion and presedimentation facilities cannot
meet the system demand. The level II study determined that expansion of the facility was
The WWDC contracted with MSE-HKM to conduct the Level II analysis. The Level II analysis
recommended improvements and expansion of the existing diversion facilities from Big Goose
Creek. The city was granted funding for these improvements during the 2000 Legislative
HKM engineering of Sheridan was retained for design and construction engineering. Due to the
complexity of the project, the initial cost estimates were found to be insufficient to allow the
project to proceed to construction. The City requested additional funding in 2002 of $297,000 to
cover the increase in the cost estimate.
This past summer the City of Sheridan proceeded to the bidding phase of this project. When the
bids were received it again became apparent that the revised Engineering cost estimates exceeded
the budget. The bids that were received were in excess of project funding by approximately
$814,000. The City of Sheridan was able to temporarily provide enough money to award the bid.
A change order was drafted, which removed several items from the construction contract until
such a time that additional funding could be obtained to add the previously removed items back
into the contract. The City of Sheridan is therefore requesting an additional $407,000 to cover
50% of the project overrun.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
It is recommended that additional funding of $407,000 be approved for this project.